The nine finalists met tonight and gave short presentations of their works. They had a chance to discuss their creative process and then field some questions from the other finalists. After spending some time socializing at dinner, the finalists were put into their teams, and they are:

Team One:
Katie Shay, visual artist
Trey Makler, composer
Lee Acton, writer

Team Two:
Andrew Vincent, visual artist
Justin Pounds, composer
Sam Otto, writer

Team Three:
Chase Barnes, visual artist
Luke Henderson, composer
Emily Thornton, writer

Check back for updates about the project and be sure to mark your calendar for April 4, 2014 at 7 PM! The nine new works will be premiered in Whitmore Recital Hall.


And the finalists are…


The judges have made their decisions and the results are in!

The finalists for the 2014 MU Collaborative Arts Initiative are:

– Samantha Otto, Writer

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– Emily Thornton, Writer

          Check out her photography and writing blog!

– Lee Acton, Writer

– Luke Henderson, Composer

          Visit Luke’s SoundCloud to check out some music he’s written.

– Trey Makler, Composer

          Check out his professional twitter and listen to some of his compositions.

– Justin Pounds, Composer

– Katie Shay, Visual Artist

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– Andrew Vincent, Visual Artist

– Chase Barnes, Visual Artist